“Leaf blowers are one tool where you can really find great options in every configuration,” says Misha Kollontai, who oversees leaf blower testing for Consumer Reports.
We test leaf blowers in six configurations from major brands including Black+Decker, DeWalt, Echo, Ego, Greenworks, Husqvarna, Kobalt, Makita, Milwaukee, Ryobi, Stihl, Sun Joe, Toro, Troy-Bilt, and Worx.
Our leaf blower buying guide is a great place to zero in on the configuration that makes the most sense for you. Then, CR members can turn to our comprehensive leaf blower ratings. Or for a faster route to the right model, choose the type that fits your yard and read on for our top picks in each of six configurations, as well as a few models to avoid.
Regardless of the style you choose, you should know that with the exception of the cordless model below, every tool here either requires hearing protection or produces enough noise at the ear to make it a good idea.